All Knotted Up, Ginebra and San Mig Coffee Go for Pivotal Game 5 Win


To be on the verge

To be one more game away from the Finals. To be 48 minutes of good basketball away from sending your rivals to the showers. To have that twice-to-beat advantage that could spell the difference in this series. Oh what a treat it would be to have that. It will give you chills of excitement. It will be like the first time you were about to get a kiss. It will be like the first time you were about to entire an R-18 movie.

San Mig Coffee has been to the big dance before with this core. They have been on the cusp of the Finals. Ginebra, on the other hand, have not been to the Finals with this new line-up. Will the nerves get the better of them? Or will the excitement and thrill push them over the top?




Mark Caguioa (Nikko Ramos) – 44 points
James Yap (Robi Raya) – 52 points

This is still really close. A little too close to call even. Only eight points separate the chance of seeing either Robi Raya of Nikko Ramos dressed up in drag! What could be an even better side story to this already amazing series?!? Nothing! Just the chance of seeing a grown man forced to put on a dress. ‘Nuff said!



The Apostle

In wins – 17.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.5 TOPG, 14/31 shooting
In losses – 10.5 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.5 TOPG, 9/24 shooting

It is very simple. Where Peter June Simon goes, that is where San Mig Coffee will go in this series. You might see the 0.5 turnovers per game and think, “Hey! That is a good thing, right?” Well, usually it is. Not with PJ though. That means that Simon is not able to get the ball. He is not really a high turnover player, but sometimes, no turnovers means that the guy isn’t even touching the leather. For San Mig Coffee, that is a bad thing.

Photos by Paul Ryan Tan and Paolo Papa of

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